Tucson, AZ Exhibition Hall (Southern Arizona)

The Tucson and Southern Arizona Exhibition Hall

This Tucson Exhibition Hall focuses on the southern one-third of the current State of Arizona. Tucson is its largest city.

The cities and towns of Yuma, Nogales, Bisbee, and Tombstone all were part of the Jewish Pioneer period in Southern Arizona.


Early Jewish Pioneers of Tucson & Southern Arizona

Nathan Benjamin Appel: First Jewish Settler in Arizona

Dr. Herman Bendell: Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Arizona Territory

Rosa Katzenstein Drachman: “Tough” Pioneer Woman of Tucson, Arizona

Philip Drachman: Early Pioneer of Tucson, Arizona

Samuel H. Drachman: Tucson Tobacco Merchant and Community Leader

Abraham H. Emanuel: Pioneer Mayor of Tombstone

Leopold Ephraim: Arizona Jewish Merchant & Miner

Fred Fleishman: Jewish Pioneer Druggist of Tucson, Arizona

The Marcus Goldbaum Family of Tucson

Hyman Goldberg: Tucson Indefatigable Early Jewish Pioneer

Isaac Goldberg: Early Jewish Pioneer of the Arizona Territory

Isaac & Jacob Isaacson: Original Pioneer Brothers of Isaacson/Nogales, Arizona [Updated by family]

Lionel and Barron, The Jacobs Brothers of Tucson, Arizona: Merchants & Bankers

John B. “Black Jack” Newman: Jewish Miner, Developer & Farmer

Hattie Ferrin Solomon: First Jewish Girl Born, Educated & Wed in Tucson

Charles Moses Strauss: First Jewish Mayor of Tucson

Louis Zeckendorf: Pioneer Jewish Merchant of Tucson

William Zeckendorf: Flamboyant Tucson Jewish Merchant


From Arizona’s First Synagogue to the Jewish History Museum of Tucson

Temple Emanu-El of Tucson: Arizona’s First Synagogue